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The thoughs of a Victorian Romantic, including stitching, books and whatever strikes my fancy, including the ocassional foray onto a soapbox. Artwork by Jo at Little Ariel

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Location: Louisiana, United States

History geek. Browncoat/Whovian/Trekkie/Scaper Science fiction romance writer. Closet football fan.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Clean bill of health!

The munchkin had her second follow-up today. The last stitch came out and she was pronounced free to go outside! This made her very happy.

She spent most of the day outside playing with Murdock, running through the grass, getting up on the roof. That's her favorite place to play, on the roof. Only it had been so long since she'd been up there that she really and truly forgot how to get down. Took longer than usual because she had to remember which branch to step on first.

I'm feeling slightly risque and I'm taking St. Basil's with me to work tomorrow! Finished the tall steeple spire last night and started on the outermost right edge. It's going to be at least another week before I put it aside and move on in my rotation. The finish is so close that I can almost taste it.

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Alternative Reality

Here is the latest picture of Alternative Reality. Spent most of the week filling in confetti, so not a lot of visible progress. That one single hole there all by itself, I don't have that color! Anywhere. So far I haven't managed to remember to run by Hobby Lobby and pick it up...

Pulled St. Basil's out today. I can almost taste the finish on this one, even though I still have 5 pages to go. There's just not a lot on those 5 pages, except for one of them. As soon as it's done, I'll be able to start Chatelaine's St. Petersburg. So I'm hoping I'll be close to having it done by the time my tax refund arrives.

I'm actually considering shelving my rotation for a little bit to get some serious work done on St. B. It's the kind of piece that I can do that for because I'm still as in love with it as I was when I bought it. It's definitely coming to work with me Saturday.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

PV update

I have only taken 3 pictures of Through A Mother's Eyes. I think that is a reflection on how much it has been driving me crazy!!!

The girl nearly made my lose my religion. I frogged her hair no less than 5 times. 3 of those times were on the same night! Most recent session was Friday evening.

But she's done now, thank God! Everything else in this area is a walk in the park compared to her hair.

And no, she doesn't have any eyes. I'm still too ticked at her to start the backstitching that will give her a face. She's kinda creepy right now, but I like it.

The Munchkin is doing wonderfully. Her wound is healing very nicely. She can't go outside yet though and she's getting kinda bored. Currently she's napping in my lap and getting the cat version of Neosporin all over my pants. Good thing I wasn't planning on wearing them again tomorrow!

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Saturday, March 17, 2007


Mini-HD's are almost as fun as big ones.

This evening, after much aggravation and frogging on my part, I finished the dang girl in Through A Mother's Eyes!!!! The hard part anyway, that consisting of her face and hair. Still have to do her doll and the bottom part of her dress, but hot-dog!!! My major frogging sessions appear to be over! All those darn fractionals in her hair like to drove me out of my mind.

And my baby is home now and feeling so much better. She spent Wednesday-Friday at the vet. When she was out traipsing around last week she managed to poke herself in the tummy. It abcessed, pretty deep apparently, and she had to have to surgery and the wound was packed with gauze for 2 days. She's home again though, hopefully to stay this time and handling it pretty well considering. At this moment she's curled up in my lap fighting sleep.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

SBQ- spending spree!

Today's SBQ comes from Danielle and is:

If you had $500 to spend on stitching-related items, what would you buy?

What would I buy....... I'd spend about $100 of it on hand-dyed fabric. And then a full set of Dinky Dyes silks, about $50 on Vikki Clayton silks, then the kit and class for Chatelaine Mystery X. If there was anything left over after that, I'm not really sure what I'd get.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Oh happy day!

I thought this post was going to be sad, and depressing, reflecting my mood over the weekend. But it's not. It's happy!!

My weekend was awful. It started with my sweet munchkin going missing. I searched everywhere for her Saturday, and cried most of Sunday. I'm very attached to the little beast. That thing about pets being great for depression and people with chronic illnesses, it's totally true.

Cried some more this morning, then at 1:30, Mama called me at work and announced that Zoe was home!! In 10 seconds flat I felt 200% better and had to explain the tourists why I was crying and saying "Thank God!" over and over. I'd finally made my peace and decided that next week, I would go find another cat.

Well, I hope that other cat finds another home, because I won't be going out looking for another one. She's currently curled up in my lap alternating between taking a bath and snoozing.


Saturday, March 03, 2007

I'm hibernating

And no, it's not because winter came back. It's because spring is here. That means busy at work, horrible allergies and just feeling "blah". I HATE pine trees!!!! I fantasize about someday living in a place where the closest pine tree is a thousand miles away.

Started and finished the second dishcloth. Will have pictures of those Monday. Also finished the last coaster last night and they are on the ironing board drying. The trip to Hobby Lobby looking for a pretty box to put them in was a total blow. Nothing! Not even a suitable sized one that I could cover with pretty paper. She's still getting them tomorrow, I'll just tell her I'm still looking for a pretty box for her to store them in.

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